Sanctuary Worship

Sundays, 9 and 10:30 AM

The Main Sanctuary of First Church is a grand contemporary cathedral built in the Spanish Neo-Gothic style. It is a unique building that gives our Sanctuary Worship a true sense of the greatness of the glory of God. Our worship features music from the largest pipe organ in San Diego along with magnificent choral music that will lift the spirit as part of our historic worship experience rooted in the Methodist Tradition.

Holy Communion is celebrated each week at our 8:30 AM chapel communion service and monthly at our 9 and 10:30 AM service. Our communion is an "open communion", welcoming all who love Christ, repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.

The Weekly Messages are engaging and practical to everyday living.  The preaching style is relaxed and challenging while focusing on the authority of Scripture and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.

Sunday Bulletins to print out and read

9  & 10:30 AM WORSHIP

 

T-Coil Hearing Loop in the Sanctuary

Our hearing loop includes the choir loft, all seated areas in the sanctuary except the transepts. 

Lead Pastor

Events

Sep26
Upcoming Event

Sunset Worship & Bible Study

Join Rev. John Fanestil and Organist Jaebon Hwang for the beauty of worship and Bible study at sunset in First Church's majestic Sanctuary.

Sep30
Upcoming Event

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space

Our Music Series begins on September 30 featuring San Diego’s 20-voice, year-round professional choir, SACRA/PROFANA, which is celebrating...

Oct10
Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Gabriel Arregui, Sub-organist and Assistant Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 PM in the...

Oct28
Upcoming Event

Westwind Brass & Friends

The 10-piece ensemble Westwind Brass & Friends presents a tribute to London’s Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Music of Gervaise...

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